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Thailand’s TotalEnergies Corbion, Bluepha to create sustainable fibres

21st Feb 2024

TotalEnergies Corbion and Bluepha collaborate to enhance PLA and PHA fibre applications in China. Their blend of Bluepha PHA and Luminy PLA promises lightweight, durable, potentially antibacterial fibres. The collaboration’s main focus is to address issues such as uneven dyeing and fibre thermal stability. First commercial releases anticipated by ...

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Oerlikon Barmag to showcase pump portfolio at UTECH Europe

12th Feb 2024

Oerlikon Barmag will exhibit its pump lineup at UTECH Europe from April 23-25. This exhibition will offer a platform to show innovations and networking within the sector. With PUR playing a vital role in sectors like automotive, medical technology, and insulation, Oerlikon Barmag's precision gear pumps offer tailored solutions for complex...

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Japan’s Toray develops Torayca M46X carbon fibre

15th Jan 2024

Toray Industries has introduced Torayca M46X carbon fibre, boasting a 20 per cent strength increase compared to the Torayca MX series, while maintaining a high tensile modulus. Achieving this strength boost without compromising modulus involved nano-level control of graphite crystallite structures, resulting in ultrafine, ultrahigh orientation.

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US’ Vartega secures $10 mn in equity financing

10th Jan 2024

Vartega has secured $10mn in an oversubscribed preferred equity financing round led by Diamond Edge Ventures. The funding, which also included CIF, HG Ventures, and Techstars, will support Vartega's mission to address advanced materials recycling challenges. The funds will be used to expand operations, and establish Vartega as a circular economy...

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2023: Launchpad for rapid growth of India's technical textile industry

28th Dec 2023

In 2023, India bolstered its technical textile sector with government measures, including approving 33 R&D projects and introducing new HSN codes for trade. Initiatives like the GREAT programme and updated BIS standards aim to stimulate innovation and maintain quality, signalling a robust future for India's technical textiles on the global stage.

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Finland’s Ahlstrom names Jyrki Vainionpaa as new president & CEO

13th Dec 2023

Jyrki Vainionpaa has joined Ahlstrom’s board of directors and assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of A. Ahlstrom Corporation. Independent of the company but non-independent of significant shareholders, Vainionpaa brings diverse experience, having served as the CEO of Koiviston Auto and in leadership roles at Adven and Vapo.

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European Toray unit obtains ISCC PLUS certification

24th Nov 2023

Toray Carbon Fibers Europe obtains ISCC PLUS certification for Lacq and Abidos production plants in France. This certification enables the use of biomass or recycled materials via a mass balance approach, reducing the Life Cycle Inventory of carbon fibre production. Toray plans to manufacture carbon fibre from biomass and recycled materials by 2023 ...

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Germany’s Freudenberg appoints new CEO & CFO

17th Nov 2023

Effective January 1, Freudenberg will see Dr Andreas Raps become CEO, succeeding Dr Frank Heislitz, and Marco Altherr take over as CFO from Thomas Herr. The board will include John McNabb as CTO. Raps, a member of Freudenberg SE's executive council, was previously CEO of EagleBurgmann. Altherr, CFO of Vibracoustic SE, held roles at Freudenberg & Co....

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Lummus, Citroniq sign agreements for green polypropylene plants in US

13th Nov 2023

Lummus Technology and Citroniq Chemicals plan to open the first North American bio-polypropylene plant in the US by 2027 with a 400kta capacity. The project, utilising Lummus’ Verdene technology, marks a significant step in carbon-negative production. It aims to meet growing bio-polypropylene demand and support energy industry decarbonisation.

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